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October 26, 2012

Women, Seniors, Minority Groups, People of Color & LGBT Americans Cannot Support Romney

Willard Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan Will Destroy Our Nation

By Roy Steele

It’s clear that women can’t vote for Romney, when he wants to limit the availability of contraceptives and birth control, and he’s suggested that the federal government should overturn Roe v. Wade, and let each state decide whether to allow abortions. That in itself results in a government takeover of women’s reproductive organs. Where is the freedom and liberty in that policy proposal? So women can’t support Romney.

It’s clear that senior citizens can’t vote for Romney either. Romney has embraced many of the budget proposals of his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) studied the Ryan Budget and found that it would increase total health care spending attributable to Medicare beneficiaries (the government share plus the Medicare beneficiaries share) by over 40 percent.  The CBO estimated that Ryan’s Medicare proposals last year would have doubled the out-of-pocket expenses of a typical 65 year old. So senior citizens can’t support Romney.

It’s clear that minority groups, the disabled, immigrants, and people of color can’t vote for Romney. Romney thinks that these groups are freeloaders, and part of the 47% of Americans who don’t take responsibility for their life, and have their hand out for government assistance. He calls President Obama the food stamp President (veiled racism), he suggests that Latinos should self-deport, he doesn’t support the DREAM Act for the children of undocumented workers, and he wants to build a high tech border fence along our southern border with Mexico (where his father was born). So minority groups, the disabled, immigrants, and people of color can’t support Romney.

Anyone that’s lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender won’t vote for Romney. Romney supports a Constitutional Amendment to ban same-sex marriage. He is the only major party nominee for president that has donated money to anti-gay hate groups. He doesn’t favor equality in the workplace for women or LGBT Americans, and has said he will reinstate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. So the LGBT community won’t support Romney.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy organization working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Their President, Robert Greenstein had this to say about the Ryan budget that Romney embraces:
The new Ryan budget is a remarkable document — one that, for most of the past half-century, would have been outside the bounds of mainstream discussion due to its extreme nature. In essence, this budget is Robin Hood in reverse — on steroids.  It would likely produce the largest redistribution of income from the bottom to the top in modern U.S. history and likely increase poverty and inequality more than any other budget in recent times (and possibly in the nation’s history).  It also would stand a core principle of the Bowles-Simpson fiscal commission’s report on its head — that policymakers should reduce the deficit in a way that does not increase poverty or widen inequality.
This isn’t a joke. It’s clear that a Romney Ryan administration would reverse the limits placed on Wall Street, eliminate health insurance coverage for contraceptives, decimate Medicare and Medicaid, repeal Obamacare (which would add to the deficit as Obamacare reduces the deficit), takeaway hard fought gains in civil rights for LGBT citizens, dismantle the President’s Executive Order to provide the children of immigrants a path to citizenship, and more. These radical changes will have a devastating affect on more than half of the American people, and will affect nearly everyone in a negative way.

It is patently clear that Romney and his Republican cohorts want to destroy our country.

For the life of me - I can’t decipher who exactly is supporting Romney?

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